Prof. Dr. Markus Gangl

Professor of Sociology, area Social stratification and social policy


Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Department Social Sciences
Institute for Sociology

Campus Westend - PEG Gebäude
Hauspostfach 15
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Office: PEG 3.G122
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-36633
Fax: +49 (0)69 798-763-36633

Honorary Fellow
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Markus Gangl on ResearchGate

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Markus Gangl is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and Honorary Fellow at the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He works on issues in social stratification, economic inequality, poverty, income dynamics, social mobility, labor markets and careers. A second line of his work is directed at improving statistical methods for the analysis of social science data, including panel, event history, and multilevel data, and the methodology of causal inference in the social sciences. Markus Gangl has published his research in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, European Sociological Review and Sociological Methodology, among others, and has co-edited a volume on Transitions from education to work in Europe (Oxford University Press, with Walter Müller). Markus Gangl is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) as well as the European Academy of Sociology, and has been the recipient of the 2016 Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (with Andrea Ziefle). He is a Board member of the ISA Research Committee 28 (Social Stratification and Mobility) and has served as Associate Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review between 2014 and 2022. Currently, Markus Gangl is the principal investigator in the ERC-funded POLAR project, which examines the impact of rising economic inequality on equality of opportunity, social cohesion, and democratic orientations in Western societies.

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Lehre im SoSe 2024: Forschungssemester

Vertretung: Dr. Eleonora Vlach

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Selected publications

Books and monographs

Papers in peer-reviewed academic journals

Book chapters

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